We’ve put together this short blog post to help with planning electrical items in your entrance and hallway when using our online rewire calculator.
A UK standard for sockets in the hallway is one socket but you may consider 2 if it’s a large or long hallway these are usually for items such as vacuum cleaners & battery chargers or positioned near an external door for outdoor appliance. Also, consider positioning sockets close to a telephone point for internet routers as these will always need a power supply, telephone points can also be relocated or added if required.
Plenty of light will always be required in your hallway as its the part of the house that typical sees the most traffic. One or two 6’ lighting pendants are commonly used in hallways or a you may wish to upgrade to a number of downlight depending on the size, shape and the finish of your hallway.
Switches in hallways can sometimes be a bit of a head scratcher when consider two and 3 way lighting switches so try not to focus too much on the configuration of the switching but more the location of the switches. One of our surveyors can help with this during your survey. Try to cover each entrance and exit from a door way and aim to have switches no more that 2 door widths from a room, entrance or exit.
Smoke detectors in hallways are mandatory and save lives the UK average is one per hallway this can some times vary on large or long hallways. When using our online rewire calculator these items will be auto populated in your essentials package.
We hope you found this blog post useful. Please watch our short video and have a read of our other blogs to assist you with planning electrical items in other rooms of your property.